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Prof Licia Capra
7.17
Dept. of Computer Science
London
WC1E 6BT
Appointment
  • Professor of Pervasive Computing
  • Dept of Computer Science
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Biography

Licia Capra is a Reader in Pervasive Computing in the Dept of Computer Science at UCL. She first joined UCL in May 2000 as a Research Assistant, and then as a Ph.D. student (from September 2000 until September 2003). From October 2003 until March 2005, she has been a Research Fellow in the Software Systems Engineering Group at UCL/CS, before taking up an academic position in April 2005. Before coming to England, she was an undergraduate student in the Dipartimento di Informatica at the University of Bologna, Italy.


Research Summary
Licia conducts research in the area of ubiquitous computing. Specific topics include: : crowd-sourcing and crowd-sensing, urban computing, location-based services, recommender systems, data mining for development. The aim of her research is to provide application developers with abstractions, algorithm libraries, and middleware systems to ease ubiquitous computing application development, and provide end users with better experiences when interacting with the technology.
Academic Background
2010 FHEA Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy – Computer Science University College London
2007 PGCLTHE Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – Computer Science University College London
2003 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Computer Science University College London
2000 LAU Laurea – Computer Science Universita degli Studi di Bologna
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